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. these drivers are only able to squeeze by using that left shoulder. as a result of that, they are in a solid jam up at river road. let's show you 50 west where we have more problems. this is new. an accident at mlk jr. highway. you have a one hour drive moving it outside northbound on 95 from dale city to the mixing bowl. clearing bumper-to-bumper. that is the only good news there with no accidents. watch for flooding on the inner and outer loop at the 123 exit. you have a good amount of congestion at 95 to 66. as you continue over trying to get to the american legion bridge. we have crash activity. it comes from the dulles toll road to 67. we know that all of the access lanes are blocked. it is taking away one lane on the left side. drivers here are pretty much stacked at hunter mill. back to you. >>> thank you. you heard it from howard and devin. we are under a flood watch until 9:00 p.m. flooding during a downpour is a concern in alexandria. we have jessica from old town along king street. >> reporter: good morning. we are at the very end of king street where it terminates at the potomac. i w
county executive jim smith. good afternoon. what can you tell us about baltimore county? >> good afternoon to you. we're fairing fairly well. it helps when people use common sense. going around the barriers is -- it's hard to understand because we've had such great cooperation between so many of the agencies and the police and the public works, two of the agencies have been working hand and glove and a road that is partially closed until public works get there. they put up the barrier and the police go on to assist other areas. we need the cooperation of the public but all the agencies are working very, very well together. with respect to the two shelters, they're really open for people who feel threatened, particular thy those who are -- could be impacted by the tidal surge. that's supposed to owe consider around 12:48 p.m. if they are afrayed for their pets we have coordinated with animal control. they can bring their pets. if they're bringing their pets with them, we're prepared to even take care of the pets. we have done 6500 row versus 911 calls. there are robocalls, mostly
of newborns who use popular sleep positioners. federal officials say you should stop using them immediately. details on all of this in a few minutes. >>> plus, there are plenty of hot spots in las vegas. this is ridiculous. the facade of a new hotel is creating what some are calling a death ray that is hot enough to melt plastic. one person at the pool said he had his hair cinched from the heat. more on that in a moment. >> let us begin with tore ren sal rains and threat of flooding on the east coast. weather channel jim cantore is on the east coast. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. if i said we set three and four and five day rainfall records, that probably doesn't mean much but when i put the numbers on it, we had 20 inches of rain in the last four days. here comes the rain again. we had enough of break this morning the waters receded a little on this road. you can see the water line. it came up another two feet when we got the period of heavy rain. that's what we're worried about. when these periods of heavy rain come in, will they produced flooding. schools are closed and even t
to 10 inches right along the central portion into eastern sections of harford harford. east of us a lot less. salisbury less than an inch. ocean city had almost nothing to this point, but probably see that change tonight. bernadette joins me with a look at the updated numbers and also dealing with the winds. bernadette? >>> over nine incheses of rain. annapolis. these have leveled off. with the new round coming in, these are going to come up. this has jumped over two inches in hagerstown and all of them will be rising. we have flash flood warnings in effect for the green counties and a tornado watch that's been pulled back, just these counties in this section. that's until 7:00 tonight and coast -- coastal flood warnings. we've seen winds sustained generally 15 to 20 miles an hour. that will continue through the evening hours. the water will pile up for the next high tide. we'll see changes but not until tomorrow. we'll have a full forecast coming up shortly. right now, back to you. >> thank you. first warning weather coverage continues with captain mike perry. captain, mike? >> i don't
many things going on with the remains of what was once a tropical storm nicole, coming at us in a couple different pieces, but a very, very potentially severe threatening situation for today. let's check it out. wind advisory, winds will probably increase in gusts, close to 45-miles per hour. a tornado watch for the area through 1:00 p.m. we have had a couple of tornado warnings in southern maryland and the eastern shore and these little impulses of energy could spin up at any point in time. a flash flood warning for the entire area until 12:30. rainfall averaging three to six inches. wait until you see what we have had so far. flooding has been ebb tensive, to say the least. right now, i want to point out what we have. powerful doppler radar, we have a severe thunderstorm warning on top of everything else we have just mentioned. taking us to 9:30. we are watching heavy rain and the potential of gusty winds being carried to the surface. 50-60-miles per hour and if anything. some of these may actually help to spin off. we are looking southwest of bel aire for the he yes of the
with us for the entirity of today and perhaps into the early part of tomorrow. we're looking at a wind advisory, the remains of nicole which are no longer an official tropical storm. it's broken up into a few pieces. every piece is thrown at central maryland. wind advisory with gusts of 45 miles an hour today. there could be a possibility of tornados with a watch extended to 1:00 p.m. for most of central maryland off towards the eastern shore and our states to the north and into the carolinas. rainfall could top 2 to 5 inches. flooding, almost a guarantee across the area. we have heavy rain right now around the beltway. severna park, annapolis, the orange and red shadings. there's more coming up the bay. rain over the central and southern portion of the chesapeake. here we go, 68 this morning. 75 this afternoon, it's about the building rain, big puddles on the roads, going to cause traffic problems out there. please be careful, we cannot extend this issue enough. do not drive if it looks like a puddle, it could be much deeper than it might be. be very cautious out there. we have accide
early and they used their floodgates' even while expecting no serious problems. sailboat or knows -- sailboat owners were nervous. >> there is a southeast wind blowing in the bay and that is pushing in the water. as you can see, our bulkheads are even with the dock. >> the city recommended that people own vehicles to move their cars out of low lying areas. much about of the day reminded people about the flooding from 2003. all the more reason for a precaution. to be sure, one place they were thinking about to 2003 and is a belted day was over in eastern baltimore county and that is where we go. -- one place they were thinking about isabel today. >> no vehicle will be traveling them this because it is covered with water. the water has gone down since earlier today. earlier today and this morning, water was completely over that mailbox. as the rain got more heavy, the water got deeper, and deeper, and deeper. this van and car were stuck under the amtrak over past. apparently they tried to drive through and they were stuck. this woman was stock as well. that is the way she goes home.
right here in maryland. that's bob ehrlich-- a 72% increase for us and $2.5 million from special interests for himself. nice work, bob. >>> breaking news. major storm. the remnants of tropical storm nicole bring powerful winds and heavy rain up and down the east coast, causing historic flooding and a state of emergency in north carolina. dave price is live on the scene with the latest. >>> campus tragedy. a rutgers university student kills himself, after an internet prank goes horribly wrong and shows him kissing another man. his roommate and another student now face criminal charges, as the college mourns his laws. >>> and death of a legend. hollywood star tony curtis passes away at the age of 85. we'll look back at his career and his roles in some of hollywood's greatest films early this thursday morning, september hollywood's greatest films early this thursday morning, september 30th, 20 o 10. captioning funded by cbs >>> a small taste of what's to come here in new york city, where we and all of the east coast are bracing for o severe weather. good morning, everyone i'm maggie
problems may arise. >> the director of the city operations center joins us live on the phone. good morning. mr. any flooding in the city? but we have received reports of localized flooding come around the patapsco avenue. . the road is already close. historically we have instances of flooding there. with the amount of rain we had overnight, that area is already under water. >> when we anticipate heavy rain, there are pockets where you know it is going to flood. to try to get a jump on things? >> yes. we try to utilize transportation and assets so that it frees up fire employees so they cannot respond to major emergencies. the usual suspects are the 83 corridor, jones falls, middle mill up around the mount washington area. and the fells point area. we're not too concerned with the storm surges. given the amount of rain that is falling, and the cells did seem to be all over the place, it is anybody's guess on work the flooding will be the worst. it could be an area where there is not a stream or a tributary at all, where a storm drain becomes clogged. so we're keeping an eye on everything to
to hit us in two different waves today. expect before it's over-- it's over and done with, three to six inches of rain. >> part of interstate 70 is closed. here's sharon with wjz traffic control. >>> we also have several lanes on the beltway blocked. that's going to be on the west side outer loop, an area of wilkens. we have an area blocking three right lanes. on to the problem on 70, all lanes remain blocked on 70 eastbound. that's between u.s. 29 and the patapsco river bridge. they hope to have did cleared by 8 a.m. traffic is being detoured with a backup to baltimore national pike. watch for an accident on the beltway that one will be on the outer loop at 795. a car spun out there. the second accident involving a police vehicle on the outer loop approaching the jfx on 83. there's an accident there. another one in randalls town at liberty road. one at loch raven and one in anne arundel route 4 at talbot road. flooding at eastern boulevard and martin boulevard. a live look at your drive times and your speeds, down to 21 miles an hour on the west side outer loop, big delay there is. in
and he damp being left behind. >> good evening. >> the remnant of tropical storm nicole hit us very hard and more rain ahead. >> we have team coverage of the wickkd weather. keith live in baltimore county with the flooding situation in rose dale and karen parks is live in mount washington where all the waterris causing trouble ffr some businesses. >> first let's now go to vytas with the rain total so ffr tooay. >> we have seen a lot of rainfall coming out of this storm. 2 storm system because whether he an aree of low pressure that developed ahead oo the remnant of tropical storm what was known as tropical storm nicole. that first ppshed through dropping heavy ainfall and now we still have remnant of what was tropical storm nicole moving up from the south and thatt% will join us later this especially up in parts of eaat eastern, south eastern harper county looking at 11 and a half inches of rain hhre and 17 and a half inches of rain just soutt of aberdeen. very heavy conditions there with trailing thunderstorms and raan that pushed through belaire at 3 and 3 quarters and sse the dif
us live from baltimore. it was not too long ago we were worried it was to drive around here. now the city has a completely different problem to deal with. >> that seemed like a distant memory. one of the main concerns is that the ground is saturated because we have seen so much rain this week. emergency managers say that makes it more likely that trees will come down and toppled power lines in the process. people got out to enjoy a beautiful night on federal hill, taking advantage of the calm before the storm. preparing for the onslaught of rain, the city's department of public works deployed cruise to clear clogged the storm drains. >> all that water eventually runs off into local streams, the harbor, and the day. >> they cannot check of the city's 52,000 storm drains so they are urging baltimore residents to pitch in. >> we are asking every citizen to take a look on their street to see if there storm drains are clear. if there is trash on top, sweep that off. the biggest defense against flooding is a broom and a trash can. >> one of the things interesting about baltimore is we
to maryland. running into dryer slot of air in ennsylvania. but heevy rainfall over rich land and south of us. zoooing out the picture here. a little bigger view. carolinas, tornado watches issued down there. we could see it shifting up to our region for tomorrow afternoon.ú with pooential forrinstability in the atmosphere as we see the system move up. %-system, see the trough, activy is riding on. this troughhis just also associated withhthat area of low pressure riggt now, ccnsidered ttopical storm nicole that is spinning down there. and will continue to lose ú%rength through the overnight. but we do have also a low that issriding up tte frontal boundary, that is what the hhad of nicole, and this is what is helping to bridge the moisture rain into play in ouu neck of the woods. %-becomm a low itself, so thatd ú%ere will be two lows riding along the ffontal bouudary, through carolinas, virginia and %-so we have a flash flood watch througg the night tonight into ttmorrow. all for ceetral maryland. and how much rain? we are talking abouttseveral3 inches potentially. this is the future scan
you for staying with us. i'm gurvir dhindsa, filling in for steve today. >> i'm allison seymour. the loss of a hollywood legend, actor tony curtis has died at the age of 85. we'll look back at his career in just a moment. >>> first let's take a look outside. it is the story we're dealing with right now. straight up 7:00 and tony perkins is on the desk with you and a very busy man today, both he and tucker. what is going on, tony? >> we continue to see moderate to heavy rainfall move through the area. we have a variety of warnings and watches in effect at this time. i'll let you know first of all that the tornado warning that was in effect for portions of maryland has been taken down now. it's been allowed to expire. that tornado warning that was in effect for portions of maryland. now let's look at hd radar and we'll show you where the heavy precipitation is as we speak. and as we've been seeing all morning long, with few exceptions, the heaviest rain is to the east. east of the district, along eastern portions of the beltway, through prince george's county, into anne arundel co
businesses and residents. >> the nablus mayor tells us that there are concerns about thursday not's high tide as wind patterns are keeping water in the bay. he is offering extreme caution to those in low-lying areas. >> most people know what to expect, this is a matter of using common sense. >> at it is eerie how many people here in annapolis are talking about the hurricane and how all of this heavy rain and flooding reminds them of that and certainly they will be keeping a close eye on the high tide as it rolls in. the u.s. naval academy tells us 7 inches of rain now in annapolis. that is the very latest. is it much the same up there or not as bad? >> much of the same. i am standing on a bridge overwinters run in hartford county. the occasional boom you may hear is not under, this is debris slamming into the bridge. -- the occasional boom you may hear is not thunder. sirens wailed just as torrential rainfall and wind gusts counted hartford county. the storm created a wicked scho. >> they are making arrangements for middle school and high school. >> they always think of the safety of the chil
in the sky and wondered if there will break a break, which we know there will not be. use of our rescue earlier today. how was it going now? -- use all of us to earlier today. how is it going now? -- you saw a rescue earlier today. how is it going now? >> there was someone in a building and that person is dauphin. where i am is the middle of route 40. what you see is all water to it completely closed, route 40. -- what you see is all water. a completely closed, route 40. a red house creaked -- red house creek is right there, and that is what is causing this. it has swollen and run over its banks. when you talk to people who live around here, they will tell you that they have seen flooding before but not like this. how are you doing? have you seen like this before? >> in six years working for the company, and never. >> you are 27 years, aren't you? >> i wish. in all my life i have not seen anything this bad. >> it has not been that long, who have not worked all your life. you will see the water when you get rain. >> nothing like this. >> when did this start? >> at 7:00 when we open up th
coming down here. the water was splashing all over the place. they couldn't even see us coming out. but it was teible this morning coming down. they canceled our case. >> reporter: now, in 2008, upper marlboro had flooding, six feet of water on the streets and some businesses suffered serious damages. news 4 at 6:00, we'll revisit some of those people and find out why tonight they are still fearing flooding. live in kensington, back to you. >> chris gordon, thank you. >>> the stormy weatr tossed around the chesapeake bay making for rough surf around calvert county here. rising waters spilled on to roadways aroundorth beach creating havoc on the commute. some residents had to use sandbags and buckets to deal with water leaking into their homes. >> high water in bethesda also affected traffic there. drivers had a tough time getting through the busy intersection this morning. and it wasn't any easier for pedestrians. theyad to navigate flooded sidewalks and dodge the spray from all those passing cars. >>> take a look at this. scary moments in northeast washington today this morning af
morning, if you could call it that. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> sandra shaw has a quick look at the forecast. . >> it was everything that was forecast. the duration has changed. i think it will continue into tomorrow morning. it is likely that we will get flooding. we are seeing a flash flooding. we began this morning with tornado warnings in st. mary's county and southern anne arundel county. the heaviest rain is from the south and moving into the heart of central maryland. heavy downpours of a tropical nature expected all day long today. this is up and down the eastern seaboard. nicole started it all over florida at yesterday. it has combined with the stationary front. let's look at the weather computer. we have in excess of 5 inches of rain forecast for today. possible severe thunderstorms later today and tonight. we have a change in the wind direction. temperaturesto see holding in the 70's. you see the swarming areas and coastal flood advisors as well as wind advisories. up to 40 will gust miles per hour. we want to remind yo
they will be. >> this gives us the ability to know what the critical times are and it helps us to protect public safety by allocating resources in the county where the need to be. >> those storm water management folks have been working around the clock. they say they're looking at the potomac river and all of its tributaries to see if it will cause trouble for the neighborhoods and streets as well. >> calvert county was hit hard by the storms and heavy rains. they had just gotten home from work when a 40-foot tree hit their house. they were not hurt in this. in prince george's and anne arundel counties, where some of the heart -- some of the hardest rain fell today, we are live. >> it is at the epicenter of a lot of problems. you can see high water down that direction down highway 450. down here, you can see road closed signs and about 100 feet down, there's water coming across the road. what a dicey day. >> if you are going to fast you will probably go off the road. >> it seems like the rain came down and only hours wednesday. it proved potentially dangerous and particularly difficult in
again and bring us additional rain and i'm talking about an additional one to three inches of rain later tonight and imbedded in that stretch of moisture. we could have some thunderstorms, which could rotate. first and foremost, we had a lot of flooding and the flash flood warning has just been expanded. it now goes until 10:45 and this is for most of our area, but it does not include the district of columbia, prince georges county or charles. that is because you haven't had as much rain as everyone else, but we'll let you know if you get added to that. in addition to the flash flood warning, which, by the way, means flooding is occurring in many of the areas, we have a tornado watch. earlier today, there were some spinning thunderstorms. we have no reports of touchdowns but the tornado watch goes until 7:00. that is not for the whole area, though, but it includes prince georges county, ann arundel, calvert, charles and saint maries and points to the south and east from there. the reason that you're included in that is because there is a front right along there and we believe that the be
chopper 13 over the area where people are using kayaks as we saw to get around. captain mike perry has details from up above. captain mike? >> we have right now, mary some pretty significant rain shower right now. [no audio ] >> all right. that's captain mike perry reporting live over miller's island. we'll try to get back. first warning coverage continues right now. kelly mcferson is following the evacuations related to the system. we begin however with derek valcourt with baltimore county where first responders have been making rescues all day. derek? >> reporter: all over this side, the eastern side of baltimore county, we are here in the rosedale area just off route 40 a while ago. the water would have been up against mid-chest level which is why route 40 in this section was shut down literally. the water is wandering over the median creating a few problems. the water rushed into the parking lot of this tire shop over here. dozens of the tires literally rolled out into the streets. the problems here, just the tip of the iceberg. from dundalk to anne arundel county, the rains fell t
. >> not going to see -- but it could have given us more sand bags and that is cheap. why did you come down? >> taking pictures. >>. that is interesting. >> my car got flooded early jeer and not too bad. >> and all over the city dealing with everything from downed trees and basements needing pumping out and prioritizing the hazardous situations. the main focus is later this evening and that is as flooded as it is, the high tide is going to come around 11:30 and because the wins have been comings up the bay and pushing the water up. the water hasn't been able to recede. only a couple of inches and that is going to be another six to eight inches and looking live, standing in the doorway and seven years ago was destroyed. the building wasn't but the equipment inside to the tune of $40,000 ensures -- insures him. the premiums being this close to the water would be prohibited and he's hoping for more sand bags, the mayor is promising, mayor cohen said in this hour they'll have more sand bags and for the nearby residents and high tide at 11:30. >> and if you
hours %-lets get over toometeorologist steve fertig. he can bring us uu-to-date on a what is happening out there, good morning, teve. >>> good morning, patrice, not long ago we were talking abbut a rain ssortage and not anymore. we are getting too much at once. and a possiile tarnoid tornado r the eastern shore. coming up oo the chesapeake bay, where the bulk of the storm has moved is bringgng stormy conditions is the pockets of sever--possibilities of ssveee r we are going to zoom on in and get you clossr where the rain has been falllng the heaviesttu3 to the north and east of the area, along 95 up to i-95. indicated here. getting closer still aad you can see east oo 695, you're traveling east of essex, you are going to run into ssrong storms. i want to move this further3 nnrth and show you where we're seeing the heaviest rain and again, weere going to continue to see the movvment f these ú%owers as you can see indicated heaviest rain. thattis going to bb oving, it looks like to the north and west and we will see a bunch of storms movinggin, maabb with severe weather then as well
marriage. >> we can use that a lot. >> and we're here with mr. and mrs. gephardt. natalie mora morales is several blocks from here where the reception is going to take place. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, matt. the place settings are all ready and ready for melissa and family. you can see these personal and designer touches other than des celebrity, colin cowie. i can tell you taking a look at the menu, you guys will want to get a taste of this, smoked salmon napoleon, trufled eggs, appetizing, huh? and the signature cocktails i can't wbelimis and expresso martini, which is colin cowie's and we can't wait to welcome mr. an mrs. gephardt. >> we will send them down in a couple minutes. >> we have a little bit of business first. now that you're mr. and mrs. gephardt, you may be wanting to know where you're going for your honeymo honeymoon. you were shown amazing options, brazil, thailand, turks and caicos islands and portugal. the vote is in. >> who would like to do the honors, mr. or mrs. gephardt. here you go. >> . >> you will be going for your own private stay with a but
. they were called out, got the boat in the flood water, luckily though they didn't have to use it which was a good thing. that water was still a reel problem anded unfortunately that team wasn't able to help a lot of the businesses along poe las key highway. they were flooded. some of the water is collecting there and rushing right through their doors. i talked to a guy from a tire business right in that valley i talked about, he said they had water all the way up to their cash register which was 4 to 5 feet off of the ground. so a pretty serious situation here. these people a lot of them, we have gone back out in the afternoon just to see how they were faring. one of the businesses was still closed, they had to find a company the come in and do the lean up for them because it was such a mess, the water was rushing through, eye ruined the trucks they use for the deliveries, a big mess. that tire company, i just asked them a couple minutes ago, they were trying to flush out some of the cars and their garage and they have a lot of clean up to do as we stand out here right now. the rain is
moves north it will ccntinue to bring us the chance for rain. as we go through the night tonighttinto tomorrow. then this is going to turn into a low pressure, and follow that. so two areas of low pressure3 riding the trough along the mid-atlantic giving s heavy rain. flash flood watches through tonight into tomorrow. as we have the potential for heevy rainfall. how much? we are talking about anywhere from about two to 5 inches potentially cross the area. depending on where you are. some folks getting heavier amounts thannothers. right now the bulls eye looks carroll, howard, dc, annapolis. so it looks like it will give us heavy rainfall. ú% can get flooding conditions across the region. i will have more details about %->> thankkyou, vytas. a bit. >> with 6 inches of rain expected in some places, crews in baltimore ccty re busy cleaning storm drains to keep things from flooding. >> keithhdaniels is live in north baltimore withhword on how residents can help to get this job done. keith? >>well, jeff and jennifer, city crews have been busy clearing storm drains like this onn. in fac
of all this rain. linda sow is live for us this morning as we're preparing. good morning, linda. >> well let me set the seen for you, we're expecting heavy rain and strong winds all day. that's likely going to bring down trees. some of the trees will bring down power lines. that's where the outages will happen. bge crews are on stand by today. they're expecting thousands of power outages throughout the area. all the rain has people in annapolis getting ready, already putting out sand bags by the downtown dock. >> it actually may be a pain in the butt, but if it saves your carpet or stone, whatever you have in your place, it's worth it. >> reporter: bge won't be able to fix the downed power lines until after the storm passes. they're asking you to be patient. if you want to let them know you're without power call 877-778-2222. we're live in towson, linda sow, abc2 news. >>> an annapolis dam is determined unsafe and now many are hoping it can handle the significant rain we're expected to get. state inspectors sent the state a letter stating that water works park off the 450 could result in
things to recede and that is just huge, huge news for this area. still, though, some problems on u.s. 17. it is closed down in brunswick county north and south people trying to get to and from ard time doing so. power outages up now to 14,000 between north and south carolina and reports of an injury near the queens lake area as a large tree has fallen on a car. we're going to see another wave of rain this afternoon and some of it will be accompanied by winds that could gust to 50 miles per hour and that's the kind of wind, especially for the saturated soils that will take down these trees and have these power outages continuing to increase. by tomorrow we hope to have the sun back for you, something that you deserve after historic rain here in southern south carolina. back to you. >> let's go back to bill karins because he was following the track of this storm and the impact it was having. i woke up early and saw on the local news the traffic mrb prob it is causing. >> now the problems from d.c. up to new york. that is the area of concern, especially around baltimore add this time. you c
. >> problem for us is the combination of the high winds, soaked ground. >> reporter: the canopy will act like a sail on a sailboat and with gusts expected to approach 50 miles an hour trees will come down, some bringing power lines. >> we are certain we will have thousands of outages. . >> reporter: a storm like this brings more problems in the city. it's placed sandbags downtown in the dock area giving businesses the chance to protect themselves if the water comes up. it's happened several times over the years at a bar and grill. they will put out some of the sandbags before the storm hits. >> may be a pain in the but but if it saves the stone or whatever you have its work it. >> reporter: the rain won't help but in annapolis they say the worry is at high tide especially if the storm blows in the east pushing water into the city. >> we will have to wait and see which way the wind blouse. >> reporter: the utility is putting its people and equip american in place to respond quickly once the storm blows out of the area. >> we have line of sight on out of state crews, should we need to pull
constituents may be most frustrated with what congress didn't get done. tracie potts has more for us from washington. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. there was no decision on taxes, what to do about extending the bush tax cuts at the end of the year. democratic leaders had said they will not deal with that before the election. that's exactly what happened. but they barely got out of town without doing so in the house after a last-minute speech by republican leader john boehner that drew 39 democrats to his side. in the end, they agreed to adjourn without dealing with taxes by just one vote. but there was a flurry of activity before the house adjourned. they did approve several bills, including a stopp spending measure so the government can continue to function for another two months. the fiscal year ends tomorrow. they also approved a nasa bill that deals with the future of that program, extends both the space shuttle and the space station programs and ends the bush era program that would have landed astronauts on the moon once again. finally, a 9/11 program was extended, as well, in
. the beltway backs up on any day with sun. here's sherrie johnson bracing us all for bad traffic this morning. >> reporter: we're here in towson along york road. if you're heading out today, allow yourself plenty of time. you definitely don't want to be in a hurry with the rain coming down. give yourself plenty of following distance. traffic is starting to back up a little bit here. watch out for standing water on the roadways, could cause you to hydroplane. here in towson, we're not seeing flooding just yet. the state highway administration, we talked to folks on the phone, they're warning drivers to use extra caution this morning. watch out for downed trees and power lines. you don't want to have to swerve to miss something in the road. use extra caution. be careful approaching stop lights. there could be outages in the area. you just want to be aware of your surroundings, step out of your comfort zone this morning, because you're not going to have your normal driving routine this morning. slow it down, use extra caution. reporting live in towson, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> nobody cove
's tracie potts has more for us from washington. good morning to you. >> good morning. no decision on taxes. democratic leaders on both sides of congress said they would adjourn without dealing with that issue whether or not to extend the bush tax cuts past the end of this year. the house barely made it out, though, by one vote in what ended up being a referendum on taxes. after an impassioned speech by house minority leader john boehner, 39 democrats agreed with him but in the end decided to leave washington without dealing with that issue. but there was a flurry of activity on several other fronts. a nasa bill passed that will deal with the future of that program. major changes. it appears the shuttle and space station programs. also the house agreed to pass a bill to provide health care for 9/11 workers, for those who worked down at ground zero. finally, they agreed to a budget stop-gap measure that will allow the government to continue operating past today, which is the end of the fiscal year. so now lawmakers head home and they're dealing with an angry electorate just weeks before nove
. >> reporter: it's really getting juiced up. just south of the city, the rains are moving in and south to us into virginias and carolinas. it is heading due north and will be heavy at times and during the day tomorrow we do have flash flood watches in effect and coastal -- the entire region all day tomorrow into the evening hours, too. also a high wind watch for the eastern shore and the beach areas as well. bernadette woods joins me now from the out back with a close look at the storm and what we can expect rain wise. >> reporter: declassified from an extra tropical storm, however, it is still spinning out there and throwing a lot of moisture our way. and the overall pattern is already directing moisture our way. the thing is along this path you can see with the arrows what's going up and down the highway to draw all the moisture northward. so over this region you see it's heaviest up to 6 seasons. it's something we are concerned about. we will keep you updated. right now back inside. >>> first warning coverage continues now. kei jackson explains what's being done around the region to prepa
>>> 6:31. thanks for joining us, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm jamie costello. it's bad out there. justin berk now with the latest. >> good morning to you, this is a busy morning here, we have a lot of stuff to talk about, we'll talk about the immediate area and get to the tornado warning to our south, may have an impact on anne arundel county. not under a tornado warning now. they may be shortly. we're watching a strong, strong storm. the remains of what was once a hurricane, i'm sorry, tropical storm nicole, it's going to feel like a tropical system here with winds gusting to 45 miles per hour. we have a wind advisory, we have heavy rainfall expected, uh, on average, probably between 2 to 5 inches, even higher amounts likely. and in between, the possibility of some tornados. i had one report from one of our weather watches on the eastern shore, they had lightning extended, which isn't common with a tropical system. we have a tornado watch until 1:00 p.m., all the orange-shaded counties in maryland which include carol, baltimore, harford, cecil, down through howard, anne arundel,
light rate around the baltimore area. heavier batches west of us. take a look at the rainfall totals. some of these are really impressive. look at this 6 inches, 6 inches, 8 to 10 in some. 8 inches, west of the city, 3, 3 on the eastern shore a lot less. you are getting heavy rain now. basically, that corridor across the bay anywhere from 6 to 8. some areas up to 10 inches of rain. of course they keep changing all afternoon. >> that's right. these are the 3:00 numbers we're giving you right now. the overall map of where we saw the heaviest under the bright purple, 9.12 inches worth of rain. over 7 inches of rain in annapolis and in frederick, 4 1/2 inches of rain even the airport over 3 inches of rain. in always bury, you only saw the heavier rain is moving in our direction. that's how quickly it cuts off from 9 inofs to just a half inch. because of all of the rain that's come down, there's a lot going on, on this map and a lot of different colors. these are the flash flood warnings also in effect. in addition to the coastal flood warnings, there is a tornado watch. that's not showin
at what is being done in light of some credible terror threats. >> and stay with us all morning long and we continue to track this torrential rain. we'll get the latest update from ♪ [ ale announcer ] it's luxury with fire in its veins. bold. daring. capable of moving your soul. ♪ and that's even before you drop your foot on the pedal. ♪ the new 2011 ctcoupe from cadillac. the new standard of the world. the new 2011 ctcoupe from cadillac. during cold and flu season. that's why we started a mission for health. by going beyond clean surfaces to healthyurfaces. by making a healthy y to wash hands. and even by working with a pediatrician to develop lysol healthy habits initiatives in schools. when you use lysol, you're a part of something bigger. for healthy tips and more, visit lysol.com/missionforhealth. >>> good morning, i'm eteorologist tom kierein. here's a live view of interstate 66 near route 123 and you can see thevery heavy rain that is fallinthere. traic is moving slower and that's good because there's ponding of water, many of the area roads. we've got your weather and t
talked with u.s. park police. they say rock creek drive at beach drive is also closed. you know about this. if you are familiar with the area, it is for your commute. and it tends to be one of the first to flood. keep in mind out here on the roadways, areas of standing water, that you are probably going to be familiar with on your commute any too time, you are going to see standing water there as well. be careful. let's take another look at roads -- i'll actually toss it back to you in the studio. >> our other big story a deadly tour bus accident on i-270 in montgomery county is under investigation this morning. some police say the bus veered off a sky ramp and plunged 45 feet for the lanes below. the driver, 66-year-old joseph clabaugh, jr. died at the scene. twelve people were hospitalized, 11 on the bus and one on the ground. the bus was towed tie montgomery county police impound lot for further inspection. the ntsb is also looking into this accident. >>> we are following a double shooting late last night in southeast d.c. this happened on 2 #nd street near savannah street not far
. but weather's n going to stop me. i had a day off. my best friend was availle. nothing will stop us from going shopping. >> i'm not worried. i'm just going to go home and relax and wait out the storm. >> reporter: that certainly sounds like a good idea right now. now these conditions out here on the roads begin to deteriorate, authorities are warning divers as you come out tonight, if you don't have to be out on the roads, simply don't do it. stay home, dry out tonight and enjoy a nice home -- a nice evning at home with your family. for now reporting live, tyson's corner, back to you in the studio. >>> unfortunately, the storm has left thousands across the region in the dark tonight. dominion power says 1,000 people are without power at the moment. in maryland, driving was challenge for some trying to navigate around the waterlogged streets. it made it difficult for drives trying to get through the intersection. the problems didn't stop there. chris gordon has our report on that. >> reporter: sligo creek parkway has been closed on both sides of busy colesville road by order of the maryland nat
he clouds are, 20-foot tops. storm?ú%terms of severe weathhrs bringing us a lot of rain first of all letts show how much rain. i want to show that, too. because the rain is falling the heaviest to the south, almost twooinches further outh to virginia but moving ttwardú baltimore. we are going to add to those ú%anninch of rain a lot less. of anddbut we will be adding througg he day, you can be moisture so the way. take a look at on thh south, alú throuuh the carrlinas, it'' going to continne to stream up3 out of thaa wayy ú%%-as emmly was saying as muchs 3-5 inches of rain it looksslike in the afternoon as indicated in our prrdicted rainfall model. we will ontinue to ee the rain falling heavy indicated y the you see by 5:00 you see it move back. %-up and it makes it for moreing unstable air. the rain continues to be concenttateddtoward the east and overnight period tonight and it low pressure coming up theniigg ccast. there's a stationary boundary off the eesttrn ssaboard and allowing the low travel up and -- it's also going to help allow ú%pport it with upper level winds th
. aadang vu dangerous situation. and alsootell us wind. we haven't felt the windite qetú yet but as that system.. >>> and emily was just referrrn3 to the fact ttat we do have a wind advisory that will continue %-and that will mean about 40 to then.le-an-hour gusts possible right now we want to get you caught up at what is happening as far as severeeweather, you see the a lottof lightning3 strikes up toward the chesappake ú%y. thattis where we're watching he we want to show you the radar, where the rain is falling tte -eaviest. we will zoom in toward the beltway. as we do do, yoo will find that3 east as we get close to the street level in edgemere seeing heavy downnours. let's put a couple of naaes on the area roads. toward wise avenue, some of the heaviest rain and toward spiral point road as well. you will see some of the -eaviest rain indicated by the reds and those areasswhere e're getting heavy rain as much as an inch of rainnhas fallen already. we willlsee more oo the waa as we get inno the afternoon and as %-the state entirely.t a view of you wwll see that a lot of s
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